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New Products for Thursday, May 16, 2013

Our weekly showcase of what's new in shopping trends
2013-05-15T18:30:00Z New Products for Thursday, May 16, 2013Compiled by Philip Potempa,, (219) 852-4327

Rings a bell

As the school year comes to an end, gifting teachers and recent graduates becomes a priority. Finding gifts that demonstrate an accomplishment or ones that show appreciation can be hard to come by. Malmark, the world-renowned handbell company, has recently developed their LoraBell Lifestyle Bell Collection. Malmark's Gift Collection offers a beautifully finished school bell pen holder that can each be engraved with a personalized inscription or company logo. The description of the graduate’s achievement can be engraved on the bell casting. Teachers or professors also can enjoy the beauty and sparkle added to their desk.

WHERE TO BUY: $49.95 at (215) 766-7200 or

Backyard banquet

You don't need to trek into the forest to forage edible plants. Ideal for first-time foragers, this 240-page paperback from Storey Publishing features 70 edible weeds, flowers, mushrooms, and ornamental plants typically found in urban or suburban neighborhoods. You'll be amazed by how many of the plants you see each day are actually nutritious edibles. Full-color photographs make identification easy, and tips on where certain plants are likely to be found, how to avoid pollution and pesticides, and how to recognize the plants you should never harvest make foraging as safe and simple as stepping into your own backyard.

WHERE TO BUY: $16.95 in stores or at

Spreading the word

Tastefully Simple's line of great products is expanding just in time for summer with delicious grilling sauces. From the 29-Minute Hawaiian Marinade and a Honey Apple Grill Sauce to Honey Teriyaki Grill Sauce and Raspberry Jalapeno Sauce and also an Ultimate Steak Seasoning, flavor is the first course with these new varieties. For example, turn any backyard bash into a luau with the thick, rich tropical Hawaiian marinade. Made with juicy pineapple, sesame, ginger and brown sugar, it's the perfect way to say aloha to summertime.

WHERE TO BUY: $8.99 at or call (866) 328-6673 to find a nearest consultant

Toasting summer's arrival

Cold beer tastes even better with the Spiegelau Craft Beer Connoisseur Kit of traditional beer glasses. Beer is meant to be enjoyed with specific glass designs to assure experiencing the best flavor from the brewing process. The kit includes glasses styled in Wheat, Lager, Tulip and Pilsner designs. Founded in Germany in 1521, Spiegelau is known for fine stemware and drinkware including wine, champagne, cocktail and beer glasses, as well as a range of beautiful decanters. Spiegelau's Platinum Glass finishing process is chip resistant and is especially suitable for dishwashers.

WHERE TO BUY: $49.90 for a set of 2 at

The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer. He can be reached at or (219) 852-4327.

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